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Children's Literature: Multicultural Literature

Multicultural children's literature

Children's multicultural literature is that which "represents any distinct cultural group through accurate portrayal and rich detail" (Yokota, 1993, p. 157). Such literature presents a multitude of perspectives about the lives, culture, and contributions of each cultural group to American society.

Yokota, J. (1993). Issues in selecting multicultural children's literature. Language Arts, 70, 156-167.

Locating multicultural children's literature in the Library

The Library's Juvenile Collection is located on the second floor of the Library. You can browse for multicultural children's literature by looking for this sticker on the spine of books:

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Try searching these subjects in CalCat:

Multiculturalism Juvenile fiction

Multiculturalism Juvenile Literature

Multiculturalism Juvenile Poetry 


Suggested Books children's multicultural literature

Search CALCAT – the Jennings Library Catalog

Get Books Outside of Jennings Library

To find books not available in the Jennings Library, use Interlibrary loan or Vale Reciprocal Borrowing.